Just a Boy

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Just a Boy
Studio album by Leo Sayer
Released October 1974
Recorded 1974
Genre Soft rock
Length 38:04
Label Chrysalis Records (UK)
Warner Bros. Records (USA)
Producer David Courtney and Adam Faith
Leo Sayer chronology
Silverbird
(1973)
Just a Boy
(1974)
Another Year
(1975)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau C+[2]

Just a Boy is the second album by English singer-songwriter, Leo Sayer, and was released in 1974. It features cover versions of two songs written by Sayer for The Who's lead vocalist Roger Daltrey's debut album, Daltrey. The singles, "One Man Band" and "Long Tall Glasses" both hit the charts in the U.K. and around the world. Leo Sayer was now popular in Europe and made many promotional appearances there. He headlined in Paris at The Theatre D’ Champs Elysees, the theatre known as the home of his then-hero, mime artist Marcel Marceau.

Album cover artwork[edit]

The cover is a painting by Humphrey Butler-Bowden.[3] It is a tribute to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's artwork for his famous novella The Little Prince. The album's back cover pointedly depicted a group of new Sayers giving Pierrot the elbow.

Recording[edit]

Adam Faith, David Cortney and Sayer had already started work on the album, cutting "One Man Band" while Sayer was on an American tour. More recording took place in London. This time the recording went smoothly and the right results were quickly accomplished. Some of the songs, like "Long Tall Glasses", were written in the studio.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Leo Sayer and David Courtney.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Telepath" – 3:12
  2. "Train" – 4:25
  3. "The Bells of St Mary's" – 3:36
  4. "One Man Band" – 3:35
  5. "In My Life" – 3:23

Side two[edit]

  1. "When I Came Home This Morning" – 5:17
  2. "Long Tall Glasses" – 3:19
  3. "Another Time" – 3:26
  4. "Solo" – 3:59
  5. "Giving it All Away" – 3:52

Personnel[edit]

[3]


Production[edit]

  • Producers: David Courtney, Adam Faith

[3]

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1975 Pop Albums 16

UK Albums Chart (United Kingdom)

Year Chart Position
1974 UK Albums Chart 4

Singles[edit]

Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1975 "Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance)" Pop Singles 9
1975 "One Man Band" Pop Singles 96

UK Singles Chart (United Kingdom)

Year Single Chart Position
1974 "Long Tall Glasses" UK Singles Chart 4
1974 "One Man Band" UK Singles chart 6

[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (March 17, 1975). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved April 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Allmusic album credits
  4. ^ http://www.leosayer.com/biography/leos-story-so-far
  5. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. p. 483. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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